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the city are on the consulting staff.

Cook County Hospital. Situated, between Wood, Harrison, Lincoln and
Polk sts., West side. Take Ogden ave., Taylor st. or Van Buren st. car. One



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of the largest public hospitals in the world. It is conducted under the
management of a warden appointed by the county commissioners. The
visitor will be much interested by a walk through the spacious wards and
corridors of this immmense institution. The hospital was established in
1865, though it did not begin its work until January, 1866. Previous to that
time the city had been accustomed to board its sick at Mercy Hospital. The
new buildings, which were not all erected at the same time, consist now of a
long administration building of imposing appearance, and a pavilion of four
wards, and a wing of three wards on each side of it, with generous spaces
between all these buildings, conducing greatly, not only to their appearance,
but to the light, ventilation and comfort of the wards. They are situated
on a lot containing twelve acres of ground. The hospital always contains
500 patients and 200 physicians, nurses and employes. The kitchen has in
connection an ice house holding forty tons of ice. The wards are fourteen
in number, and of these, three are male medical, five are male surgical, one
is female medical and two female surgical, in addition to one obstetrical
ward and one ward for children. The pavilion wards are very large, being
120 feet long by thirty in width. The wing wards are 46 by 15 feet in size and
contain about thirty beds. Every ward has in connection with it a bath-
room, a nurse-room, a linen-room, a kitchen and dining-room. The surgi-
cal wards have also operating rooms. The beds are all of iron, with woven
wire springs. The floors of the wards are of Georgia pine, and the floors
of the corridors are paved with tiles.

German Hospital. Located at 754-756 Larrabee St., North side. Take
Lincoln ave. street car. This is one of the leading though not the largest
hospitals in the city, and is supported by donations and an association of
citizens mostly of German birth and descent.

Hahnemann Hospital. Locale A at 2813-2815 Groveland ave. Take Cottage
Grove ave. cable line. This hospital is established for the homoeopathic
treatment of medical and surgical diseases. It is a^ private institution and
wholly under control of its board of trustees and medical staff. It is open
for the reception of patients at all times during the year and takes all classes
except contagious diseases.

Ingraham Free Hospital for the Poor. Provided for by bequest of the
late Granville S. Ingraham. The fund in 1893 amounts to $250,000. This will
probably be increased before work upon hospital construction is begun.

Linncen Hospital. Formerly known as "The Maternity Hospital."
Located at 1619 Diversey ave. It is now a public hospital. The idea of the
projectors of the new institution is to make of it a place where the poor of
any nationality can be treated for all diseases. The building is a five-story
structure and it has accommodations for thirty-four patients. Formerly
only those who needed the advice and attention of a midwife were admitted,
biit the plans have now been changed.

Maurice Porter Memorial Free Hospital. Located at 606 Fullerton ave.

Mercy Hospital. Located on Twenty-sixth st.and Calumet ave. Take
Cottage Grove ave. cable line to twenty sixth st. Conducted by the Sisters
of Mercy. Medical and surgical attendance by the faculty of the Chicago
Medical College, which is located on the hospital grounds. The oldest and
one of the largest of existing hospitals. This splendid institution was
organized in 1851.

Michael Reese Hospital. Located, at Twenty-ninth st. and Groveland
ave. Take Illinois Central train to Twenty-first St., or Cottage Grove ave.
cable line. This is one of4he most praiseworthy institutions in the city,
and is conducted under the auspices of the United Hebrew Charities,
which also has under its charge and protection a training school for nurses,
a dispensary, a library, an employment bureau, a relief society, a cemetery
and numerous auxiliary charities.

National Temperance Hospital. Located at 3411 Cottage Grove ave.
Take Cottage Grove ave. cable line. Conducted under the auspices of the
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.



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Presbyterian Hospital of the City of Chicago. Location, Congress st.,
Hermitage ave. and Wood st. The Ogden ave., Van Buren st., Harrison and
Washington, and Harrison and Adams st. cars pass within a block of the
hospital. While this institution is nominally Presbyterian, nevertheless it
is conducted for the purpose of " affording surgical and for medical aid and
nursing to sick and desirable persons of every creed and nationality and
color; and provides them, while inmates of the hospital, with the ministra-
tions of the Gospel agreeably to the doctrine and forms of the Presbyterian
Church." The hospital building proper is the largest and most handsome
private structure of its kind in the city. Exclusive of employes, it has a
capacity for 175 patients. The Maternity building contains fifteen beds, and
the Convalescent Home, twenty beds. All of these departments are under
one general management. A special ward for consumptives is now in oper-
ation here. This is the only home for friendless and helpless consumptives
in the city. The hospital has twenty-nine permanently endowed beds, and
thirty-one annual free beds.

Provident Hospital. Located at 2900 Dearborn st. Take State st. cable
line. Established by colored people. The staff consists of ten physicians,
white and colored. It is intended for the poor of African descent, but there
is no distinction on account of race or color. Those who can afford it, pay ;
those who can not pay are treated without money and without price.

Hallway Brotherhood Hospital. Under the auspices of the Railway
Brotherhood Hospital Association. Located at No. 78 N. Ada st. Take W.
Randolph car or Madison st. cable line. Conducted by the engineers, fire-
men, conductors, brakemen, switchmen, operators and street railway con-
ductors and drivers. Branch hospital, 6301 Wentworth ave.

St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Located at Davis and Le Moyne sts. Conducted
by the Poor Hand Maids of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph's Hospital. Located on Garfield ave. and Burling st., near N.
Halsted st., North side. Take Garfield ave. or N-.Halsted st. car. Conducted
by the Sisters of Charity. The hospital is fitted with all the latest improve-
ments for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for 300 pa-
tients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully
decorated, thoroughly comfortable, with the most approved furnishings and
abundantly supplied with light and air. The wards are also models of neat-
ness and comfort, and so carefully have the interests of the sick been pro-
vided for that open fireplaces have been placed in each ward. The building
is heated by steam. The schedule of prices is so arranged that all classes
of patients can be accommodated and avail themselves, at reasonable rates,
of the superior advantages of the hospital.

St. Luke's Free Hospital. Located at 1430-1434 Indiana ave. Founded by
the Rev. Clinton Locke, rector of Grace (Episcopal) Church in 1864. Take
Indiana ave. car, Wabash ave. cable line. The early history of this great
hospital was full of disappointment and disaster. It had attained a health-
ful position when the great fire swept it out of existence. Donations then
came from all quarters, and frequent gifts and bequests have been contrib-
uted toward the erection of the present buildings. The running expenses
are now over $1 1 ,000 per annum. The Johnston Memorial building attached
was erected in 1890. The hospital turns nobody from its door. It is well
managed and has a staff of the ablest physicians and surgeons in the city.
A training school for nurses is conducted in connection with it. Its officers
are among the wealthiest citizens.

St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital. Located at 191 La
Salle ave. Take Clark or Wells st. cable lines. Conducted by the Sisters of
Charity. This institution is for the care of infants and children under five
years of age, who can be reclaimed by parents or friends at any time, unless
they abandon them or desire to give them up for adoption. The building is
capable of accommodating two hundred children. Arrangements can also
be made to have infants wet-nursed. A portion of the building is fitted up
as a lying-in department which is entirely private. Patients can be accom-
modated according to their means. In the wards the terms range from $6



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to $8, and in the private rooms from $10 to $20 per week, according to the
room selected.

- United States Marine Hospital. This government building is located at
Lake View, about five miles north of the harbor, and is accessible by the
Evanston and Alexandre ave. extensic j of the North Clark st. cable line of
cars, and by the C., M. & St. P. R. R., Evanston Division, to Buena Park sta-
tion. It was opened for patients November 17, 1873. The hospital is built
of stone, and is 340 feet long; it has a basement, and is three stories high,
consisting of a center portion, with attached wings. It is an imposing
btiilding, with a general appearance of plainness and stability, and a total
capacity for 150 patients.

Wesley Hospital. Located at 355-357 E. Ohio st., North side; take N. Clark
st. cable line or North State st. car; this is the Methodist Episcopal hospital
of the city. This charity, though in its infancy, is meeting with very gener-
ous support, particularly from members of the Methodist Church. The Chi-
cago Training School for nurses is in charge of the nursing department.
More room and better facilities will be added from time to time. The interest
on $5,000 endows a free bed, and contributions are welcomed from all chari-
table people.

Woman's Hospital. Located at Rhodes ave. and Thirty-second st., South
side ; take Cottage Grove ave. cable line ; chartered November 16, 1882. This
corporation is a continuance of "The Woman's Hospital of the State of
Illinois," and is perpetual. It is specially devoted to the treatment of the
diseases and accidents peculiar to women, irrespective of creed, color, or
condition in life; to the clinical instruction of students of medicine; to the
practical training of nurses.

HOTELS.

There are about two thousand hotels of all classes in Chicago. To pub-
lish a directory of them would be at the expense of too much space. It is
estimated that there is hotel accommodation here for 500,000 people. This is
exclusive of lodging and boarding houses. The great commercial hotels for
transients are nearly all located in the heart of the business center. The
family hotels are removed to the extent of a street car ride from the railroad
depots, retail stores, etc. The hotels of Chicago are admitted to be the finest
in the world. The leading hotel structures are described under the heading,
'Buildings." Only the more prominent houses are noticed here.

Atlantic Hotel. Located on the corner of VanBuren and Sherman sts.,
opposite the Van Buren st. depot, and in the Board of Trade center. A hotel
which, although not making any great pretentious as to style, has been
patronized during the past twenty years by thousands of the better class
of western merchants, commercial travelers and tourists. It is most con-
veniently situated. Rates $2.00 per day. Cummings Bros., proprietors.

Auditorium Hotel. Situated on Michigan ave. and Congress st. Occu-
pies entire eastern half of the great Auditorium structure. It is under the
management of the Auditorium Hotel company, J. H. Breslin, of New York,
president; R. H. Southgate, vice-president and manager. The building
which it occupies is the grandest on the continent and was prepared to
meet the requirements of a great high-class hotel, without regard to labor or
expense. Every one of the 400 guest rooms is finely furnished, while many
are beautifully decorated. The banquet hall is without a peer on the con-
tinent. The rotunda of the hotel is in itself worth a visit from strangers;
supported by massive marble columns and decorated in the highest style of
art, with mosaic flooring, rich carvings and costly fittings, it is the grandest
hotel office in the world.

Auditorium Hotel Annex or Congress Hotel. Located directly opposite the
Auditorium Hotel, on the corner of Congress st. and Michigan ave. A mag-



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niflcent structure connected by tunnel beneath Congress st. with Audi-
torium Hotel. Rooms only. [See " Guide " and " Buildings."]

Briggs House. Located on Randolph st. and Fifth ave., one of the oldest
and most popular of the great hotels of the city. Rates, $2 and upward.

Burke' s European Hotel. Located on the south side of Madison between
La Salle and Clark sts., in the heart of the business center. This is a first-
class house in every particular, and is conducted to meet the demands of
the traveling public.

Carolina Hotel. Located N. W. Cor. Rush and Indiana sts. Seven stories.
Cost, $200,000. A high class family hotel.

Chicago Beach Hotel. Location, foot of Fifty-first st., overlooking Lake
Michigan. Warren F. Leland, manager. This beautiful structure has 450
rooms, with 175 bath rooms attached. It is located on the lake beach, only
four blocks from the site of the World's Columbian Exposition (Jackson
Park); fifteen minutes ride xo the heart of the city, via Illinois Central R.
R., with trains running every five minutes. It is furnished throughout in
solid mahogany. Rates (American) $5.00 per day. The building presents a
handsome exterior; the design being in conformity with the established
architecture of first-class summer-resort hotels. It has charming grounds.

Clifton House. Located on Monroe st. and Wabash ave., convenient to
the retail center, railroad depots, street car terminals, etc. A family and
commercial hotel combined. Rates, $2.50 to $3 per day. Woodcock & Lor-
ing, proprietors.

Columbian Central Hotel. Located, on Sixty-second st. one block west of
the central gate of the Columbian Exposition, at Stony Island ave. arid
Sixty-second st., is one of the most substantial and most convenient hotels
in the World's Fair district, convenient to all matters of interest to the
Exposition visitor, within a few hundred feet of all lines of local travel
between the center of the city and the World's Fair, and yet retired in a
pleasant grove of native oaks, upon a street finished with asphalt pavement
and serving as one of the greatest pedestrian routes to the main portion of
the Exposition. The hotel is conducted on the European plan, having in
connection the " Columbian Central Cafe," and has nearly three hundred
well finished rooms. Rates $1 per day and upwards. C. E. Dorn & Co.,
proprietors.

Commercial Hotel. Located on the Cor. of Lake and Dearborn sts., a
hotel for the accommodation of country merchants and unpretentious visi-
tors. Well managed and respectable. Rates $2 per day and upwards.

Continental Hotel. Located on Wabash ave. and Madison st., in the
business center. Very popular with country shoppers and merchant
buyers. Rates moderate.

Exhibitors' Union Hotels. Location, Stony Island ave., between Seventy-
first and Seventy-third sts. Constructed as World's Fair hotels, to be con-
verted into apartment houses at the close of the exposition. Ten buildings,
at a cost of $25,000 each, are thrown into one. Each building is 94x115 feet,
three stories high. The structures constitute the hotels of the Exhibitors'
Union. The rooms of the various structures are retained by some firm exhi-
biting at the fair or outside firm or society. Under this system the Union
becomes the headquarters of the business interests centering in or
attracted by the exposition. The ten buildings contain o^-er 1,000 rooms.

Gault House. Located on west Madison and Clinton sts. The leading
hotel of the West side. Very convenient to Union depot. This is one of the
oldest hotels in the city. It is managed admirably and is popular with trav-
elers and families. Rates $2 and upwards.

Gore's Hotel. Located at 266-274 S. Clark st. Conducted on the Ameri-
can and European plans. A splendid building, handsomely furnished and
centrally located.

Grand Pacific Hotel. Located on La Salle, Jackson and Clark sts. The
Jackson st. front almost faces the Board of Trade. The Clark st. front



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faces the general post-office. The La Salle st. front faces some of the immense
office buildings in the Board of Trade center. The main entrances are on
La Salle and Clark sts. The ladies' entrance is on Jackson st. The Grand
Pacific is convenient to every railroad office in the city, the majority of
\vhichareclusteredwithinadistanceofablock; it is within five minutes'
walk of every principal bank, the insurance district, the great wholesale
district, the retail store section, and is no more than half a block from every
large grain and commission house in Chicago.

Great Northern Hotel. Located on Dearborn, between Jackson and
Quincy sts. The first hotel constructed on the modern steel frame principle.
(See "Buildings."] A magnificent structure; elegantly furnished. Every-
thing first-class.

Hotel Brevoort. Located on the north side of Madison, between La Salle
.and Clark sts. This is one of the best known hotels in the city. Recently
greatly enlarged. It is popular with travelers and merchant-buyers, being
situated close to the wholesale and retail districts. Exclusively Eiiropean.

Hotel DrexeL Located at 3956 Drexel blvd. (entrance to Washington
Park). A family hotel of high standing. Its situation is healthful and
beautiful.

Hotel Endeavor. Located near World's Fair grounds. Four stories high,
covering an area of 200x170 feet. Constructed after the manner of World's
Fair buildings. Assembly hall accommodates 1,500 people. Capacity of
hotel 2,000 per day. Terms to members of association, $1 per day.

Hotel Grace. Located, on Clark and Jackson sts., opposite the post-office.
Conducted on the European plan. A splendidly furnished high-class house.

Hotel Thompson. Formerly the Fuller Block, on the west side of Dear-
born st. just south of Madison st: refitted and furnished as a World's Fair
Hotel.

Hotel Wellington. Located on Wabash ave. and Jackson st. This hotel
is magnificently arranged, decorated and furnished in the highest style of
art. It is conducted on the European plan, for the very highest class of
patrons, those who are willing to pay for the best of everything. The rates
at this hotel vary from $2 per day upward. Suites with baths from $3.50
upwai'd. On the parlor floor great attention is paid to fine private party
and banquet rooms.

Hotel Woodruff. Located on Wabash ave. and Twenty -first st. This is
a first-class and almost an exclusive family hotel. It is beautifully situated
and well managed. The hotel has 100 rooms. Rates $3 to $4 per day.

Hyde Park Hotel. Located, at Lake ave. and Fifty-first st. An elegant
family hotel, convenient to the South parks. One of the largest hotels in
the city.

King Alfonso Hotel. Located on Sixty-third st. at the terminus of the
Elevated Railway at the World's Fair grounds. An hotel on the European
plan, to accommodate the traveling public and especially World's Fair vis-
itors, for whom none other is more desirably located. It stands about two
hundred feet from the Fair grounds and about one block from two princi-
pal entrances. A first-class restaurant is in connection with this house.
Rates, $1 to $2 per day for lodgings. Can accommodate 300 people. C. E.
Dorn& Co., proprietors.

Lakota Hotel. Location, Thirtieth st. Cor. Michigan ave. A beautiful
structure, ten stories high. Cost $750,000. [Under the heading "Buildings,"
the buildingof this hotel is referred to as the "Dakota," which is a mistake.
The proper name is " Lakota."]

Leland Hotel. Location, Cor. Michigan blvd. and Jackson st., Lake
front, facing the site of a portion of the World's Columbian Exposition.
For many years this was known as the Gai-dner House. Its location is
charming, on one of the finest boulevards in the city, overlooking the majes-
tic Lake Michigan and yet being within easy access of the entire business
section, the railroad depots, street car terminals, retail stores, theatres,



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etc. The Leland has superior accommodations for families and gentlemen,
with a table of peculiar excellence.

Lexington Hotel. Location, Twenty - second st. and Michigan ave.
One of the most elegant semi-private family hotels in the world. [For full
description see "Buildings."]

Marquette Hotel. Location, N. W. Cor. Adams and Dearborn sts. [See
"Honore Block," " Guide."]

McCoy's European Hotel. Location, Cor. Clark and Van Buren Sts. A
first-class hotel conducted on the European plan.

Montreal, The. Located on Madison ave., between Sixty-second and
Sixty-third sts. An elegant four-story brick and stone structure, fronting
toward the World's Fair, which is only two blocks distant. The Madison
ave. station of the Alley L railway, and the Woodlawn station of the Illinois
Central R. R., and two lines of electric street cars, are all within a few hun-
dred feet, making this, in point of convenience, one of the best locations for
World's Fair visitors. Rates from $1 per day upward. European plan;
accommodations for 400 guests. C. E. Dorn &Co., proprietors.

Mosher Hotel. "Location, N. W. Cor. Twenty-eighth st. and Wabash ave.
A beautiful private hotel ; building cost $250,000. Elegantly furnished.

Palmer Hiuse. Located on the S. E. Cor. State and Monroe sts., in the
heart of the city, with a frontage on State st., Monroe st. and Wabash ave.
Main entrance on State st. ; ladies' entrance on Monroe st. The building
occupies about one-half of the entire block. It covers an area of 76,550 square
feet; is nine stories in height, has 708 rooms and accommodates usually
from 1,000 to 2,400 guests. The grand rotunda of the hotel is 61 feet wide, 106
feet long and 36 feet in height. The dining room is one of the most elegant
in Chicago. The parlors and waiting rooms are superbly furnished. The
entire furnishings and fittings of the house are of the first order. The Palmer
House is conducted on the European plan. The charges are regulated
entirely by the accommodations required.

Richelieu Hotel. Located on Michigan ave. blvd., between Jackson and
Van Buren sts. A hotel conducted upon the European plan and is strictly
first-class in every respect; has a large patronage from European travelers.
It is elegantly furnished and has more the appearance of an elegant home
than a hotel.

Saratoga Hotel. Located at 155, 157, 159 and 161 Dearborn st., in the heart
of the business section, This hotel is conducted on the " European plan,"
that is, guests pay only for rooms they occupy and such meals as they may
require, or may take their meals elsewhere. Rates 75 cents per day and
upward.

Schiller Hotel. Front of Schiller theatre, Randolph, near Clark st.
Beautifully fitted up; rooms in tower.

Sherman House. Located at the N. W. Cor. Clark and Randolph sts., op-
posite the north entrance to the Court House. This is a land mark and one
of the historic structures of the city, marking as it does a site which has
been familiar to Chicagoans from the earliest settlement of the place. It is
a first-class hotel, strictly fire-proof, well managed, and conducted with a
view of making its guests comfortable at any expense.

Southern Hotel. Located on Wabash ave. and Twenty-second st. A first"
class family hotel, well furnished and equipped.

Tremont House. Thin is one of the first hotels rebuilt after the '71 fire,
and is considered one of the very best. Location, Cor. Dearborn and Lake.

Victoria Hotel. Location, Michigan ave. and Van Buren st., overlooking
the beautiful lake front. A first-class hotel, thoroughly equipped with all
modern improvements. Two lumdred and sixty guest chambers.

Virginia Hotel. Located, at 78 Rush st., North side. One of the largest
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a splendid specimen of modern hotel architecture. This is a high-class
house in every sense.

Western Reserve Hotel. Located on Wharton ave., between Sixty-third
and Sixty-fourth sts., six blocks west of the main portion of the World's



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